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Alan Arbesfeld
Alan Arbesfeld

NY Times, Sun, Jul 10, 2022 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 61
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© 2022, The New York Times
Across
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Commercial suitable to make a screenplay from (5) : ADAPT
4
Annoyed about bridge (5,4) : CROSSOVER
9
Jersey city egg producer describing strange book (7) : HOBOKEN
10
Took charge after clothing got messed up (7) : GARBLED
11
The whole gym, pal (4) : ALLY
12
Top dogs caught in very nice ending (5,5) : FINALPHASE
14
Offered a kind of talk about topless sex (8) : TENDERED
15
Massaged, we heard, for a nice way to feel (6) : NEEDED
18
Devoted sweetheart (6) : STEADY
19
Fill in overdue pattern (8) : TEMPLATE
22
Junk yard brings something to play on a computer (5,5) : ANGRYBIRDS
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Role reversal is a ploy (4) : TRAP
26
Head of the meadow telling secrets (7) : LEAKING
27
Harsh criticism hurt style (7) : PANACHE
28
Natter loosely about sib putting up a fight (9) : RESISTANT
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Transports kisses to the ear (5) : BUSES
Down
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Basically top-shelf article skill (2,5) : ATHEART
2
Mac unable to be fashioned into mobile aid (9) : AMBULANCE
3
Don't begin to incite a hit (4) : TOKE
4
Jailbird punished and restrained (8) : CONFINED
5
Like the best shots taken in Congo already (2,4) : ONGOAL
6
Losing roll, he is taken by suckers for dumps (10) : SCRAPHEAPS
7
House where bad guy drops in (5) : VILLA
8
Prince Harry, for one, had deer running amok (7) : REDHEAD
13
Dispel army haphazardly for old sound bite (4,2,4) : READMYLIPS
16
Shift car's "D" gear for driving events (4,5) : DRAGRACES
17
Notices in a station where you can't find a bar (4,4) : DEADSPOT
18
Mixing plaster is a way to make an attachment (7) : STAPLER
20
Sex pressure grips state (7) : EXPRESS
21
Drip returns to Indian city for drug (6) : VIAGRA
23
Germany is oddly possessive of some rebel soldiers (5) : GRAYS
25
Rolls back a cold shoulder (4) : SNUB
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle.

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